This Detroit manufacturer is making pre-fabricated houses cool -- and green

Phoenix Haus subscribes to the Passive House approach of high energy efficiency building design and construction. This means that the building envelopes are super insulated, air-tight, consider the angle of the sun, and have high standards of ventilation. By pre-fabricating the components at their Detroit warehouse and then shipping the products to the construction site, Phoenix Haus is able to keep prices down and the technology more attractive.

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Flatpack Passive House is made in Detroit

And now we have Phoenix Haus, a new company manufacturing flatpack prefab Passive Houses in a hundred year old former stamping plant. They are in the process of completing their first project, which has been assembled in Freeland, Michigan, 120 miles to the north of the factory.

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